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CITY INTRODUCES PRESCRIPTION DRUG
DISCOUNT CARD FOR RESIDENTS
The City and
The City is making free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards may be used by all
Best of all, there is no cost to
Council Chair Barbara Marshall said, "Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy. Simply present it at a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance."
Residents may also save on prescriptions for their pets. If a pet is prescribed a medicine that is also used to treat human conditions, the pet owner may save by using the prescription discount card. Simply ask the veterinarian to write a prescription and present it at a participating pharmacy, along with the prescription discount card. The pet owner will pay either a discount price or the retail pharmacy's regular retail price, whichever is lower.
Cards are available at the City Council office at Honolulu Hale and at the City's 10 Satellite City Halls.
The discount card program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc.
· Calling Caremark toll free 1-877-321-2652
· Going online at www.caremark.com/naco
Click on "What's New?" and select "Prescription Discount Card"
· Call the City Council, 527-5700
· Call the City Department of Community Services, 768-7701
NACo is a national organization that represents county governments in the
For more information about NACo, visit www.naco.org.
Clayton Wong, 527-5700
|Tuesday, December 18, 2007|